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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Grimstad, Norway

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
50 clbottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and herbal hops. Pine and dry hops, light greasy. Bitter and grapefruity, light pine and almost herbal. Dry and grapefruity finish. Lasting pine impression.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruit, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of JanLaursen. Pours a cloudy orangey golden with a small white head. Herbal, citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, very sweet malts with a somewhat harsh, citrusy hop finish. Somewhat rough. 040213

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale orange color with a longlasting white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma with weak piney hints. Fruity malty bitter hoppy grainy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
bottle at anderson ... amber... thin white head .... soft sweet fruity nose ... juicy fruits ... apricot ... light bitter fruits .... soft toffee ... ok

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Bottle at home. Clear amber/red - white head. Toasted malts, light knækbrød, nice bitterness, red berries, light sweetness, resin, cactus, nice citrus, green grass, light hebal, grape fruits, nutyt, pine nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Patricks. It pours a small, off-white head over an unclear dark golden body. The hops certainly run the show, with grass notes, resins and lots of citrus peel in the aroma. Some malty sweetness in the flavour, but not much malt flavors. Citrus peel and resins, and lots of bitterness in the flavour. Maybe a bit too much, but I’ll survive... Full body, pleasant carbonation. Long, bitter finish with lots of grapefruit. A pleasant beer indeed, already looking forward to my next glass. 120929

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Cph. Pours murky orange amber with a large, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has pomegranate, oranges, caramel, light yeast. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is fine, quite malty, some dusty notes, oranges, pine, resin. Heavy bitterness. Fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
On tap at Patricks. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, pine, malt, hop, peaches. Flavour is fruit, pine, malt, hop, peaches. Easy drinkable nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Spicy, orange-y hoppiness dwells in a snappy, prickly mouthfeel, leading to a gorgeous resinous finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty pale amber.
-While the nose is rather understated, the finish doesn’t seem to have lost anything from the lagering process. In fact, it may even be tighter than an ’ale’ version.
-Even though this felt quenching, a 5% version might have been even better without losing much of the flavor profile and texture.
-The flavor profile is not necessarily memorable, but it is entirely enjoyable and very well-made.
-Malts offer lean biscuity notes, but tend to leave room for the hop display.

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